As the world seemingly lurches towards one war or another …

There are days when Obama has got to feel a little like the Brazilian soccer team. Days when everyone seems to be piling on. Days when even his 41 million Facebook fans pale behind Justin Beiber’s 71 million fans. But, give the guy credit, he’s kept us out of a half dozen wars where we could have run in, willy nilly, disregarding history, spending trillions we’ll never have, costing thousands of lives on both sides, just so we could look tough, play the “most powerful” (if at times dumb) nation in the world and be able to glibly declare, “Mission Accomplished.” US Americans are tired of wars. We can’t afford another war even if Presidential cronies miss out on making billions. Yes, there is SO much wrong with the world, so many areas and places we could step in if we wanted to be the self-appointed world policeman.

But anyway, as the world seems intent on getting another battle going somewhere … I found this EXCELLENT Web site A Brief History of War and Peace in Quotations by Gregg Brazel. It is very well done and worth checking out.

What a cruel thing is war…
to fill our hearts with hatred
instead of love for our neighbors,
and to devastate the fair face
of this beautiful world.
—Robert E. Lee

3 thoughts on “As the world seemingly lurches towards one war or another …

  1. I don’t like war either but what has this got to do with relocating to Panama?
    You seem like a nice guy but I would rather not hear anything about Obama or any other US politician, believe me I hear enough about him from all the media as it is.

    Harry, In case you didn’t notice it’s MY blog … my opinions, etc. Sure it’s about life in Panama, and life around the world which is my gig. I’m not International Living or any big company making money by hyping the country du jour for a fee. Sometimes I just wish to express my opinions … which is what blogging is all about. Regards, Richard

  2. Besides the failing wars of the US, theRussians, Chinese, Europeans and many more countries are also fed up with the cheating of the FED by printing money out of thin air. More and more countries in the world are aware of this big fraud. In the 90s trade was done in US$ for 92% and stands now at 62%. The French are also fed up and are promoting to pay in Euros for oil and commodities. Where is the gold in Fort Knox that belongs to Germany and other nations?
    I am a European and the majority in the world do not like The Yankies. The US is writing worthless cheques and more and more people are aware of it. Why are the mayor projects being done in Panama by non US companies? Why did Martinelli mentioned almost 2 years ago, that the Euro might also be used as legal tender in Panama? Fiat currencies are based upon trust and the US$ cannot be trusted anymore.

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